RPLIDAR A1 is a low cost 360 degree 2D laser scanner (LIDAR) solution developed by SLAMTEC. The system can perform 360 degree scan within 12-meter range (6-meter range of A1M8-R4 and the belowing models). The produced 2D point cloud data can be used in mapping, localization and object/environment modeling.
RPLIDAR A1’s scanning frequency reached 5.5 hz when sampling 1450 points each round. And it can be configured up to 10 hz maximum. RPLIDAR A1 is basically a laser triangulation measurement system. It can work excellent in all kinds of indoor environment and outdoor environment without direct sunlight exposure.